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Norman Canada Guitars B20 Encore Series B-20 EQ HG Norman Acoustic/Electric Natural
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The Norman Guitar B-20EQHG  (High-Gloss) shares the same quality characteristics as a standard B20 but with a gorgeous High-Gloss Custom Polished finish.
Norman Acoustic Guitars, Encore Series Model B-20EQHG, Solid spruce, Hard Cherry Back/Side, handcrafted / made-in Godin Company - Canada, Quebec 1972 Canada.
The B20EQHG is the original member of the Norman line going back to 1972. It features wild cherry back & sides, a High-Gloss Custom Polished finish and a select pressure tested solid spruce top. The sound (as with all Norman models) will only get better the more the guitar is played overtime.
History of Norman Guitars:

The first Norman guitars were produced in the early 1970's by Godin guitars factories. In the last 40+ years, it is really a time-tested Norman's reputation for superb quality and excellent value has grown in a grassroots, word-of-mouth kind of way amongst musicians which has earned Norman guitars the distinction of ‘Canada's guitar'. This quiet, testimonial type of marketing has made it possible for us to invest back into the guitars themselves, creating one of the most technically sophisticated guitar building facilities in the world. Our state-of-the-art technology enables us to bring precision and consistency to our guitar crafting heritage which uses premium tonewoods to create truly world class guitars that carry the Norman name.
The Encore Series share the below traits :

Select Pressure Tested Solid Spruce Tops
Integrated Set Necks
Silver Leaf Maple Necks
3-way laminated Wild Cherry back & sides (we don't use plywood lamination)
HG (High Gloss) custom Polished Finishes (thin, glossy & durable finish)
Electronics : Fishman Presys EQ (as shown in the picture)
24.84" scale length (a uniquely comfortable full-size guitars to play)
Solid Indian Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
Double function Truss Rods
16" fingerboard radius,
14:1 ratio tuning machines.
Tusq® nuts & saddles by Graphtech
Other URL you may want to check :
http://www.normanguitars.com/dealersintl.html
http://www.normanguitars.com/b20.html
Luthier Guitar Centre is Norman Guitars Distributor in Singapore, we ensure all Norman Guitars are in good condition when it is purchased by our clients
HISTORY of Godin Guitar Company, Canada.  Godin family started their first production factory with La PatrieTM  classic guitars and NormanTM acoustic guitars brand in early 1970s. The Norman Guitars has been indentical to the guitarist' choice in Canada / North America since 1972 and over the years later-on the Godin Guitars company continue expanding it's international market by introducing newer brands such as Art & Lutherie, Simon & PatrickTM (it is named as according to Robert Godin's two sons, Mr. Patrick and Mr. Simon Godin) and Seagull TM guitars as it's represent non-traditional head-stock style. The Norman Guitars distinctively different than the rest because of it's the longest time-tested brand since 1972, the set-neck construction, custom polished finishes & the choice of many American/Canadian musician/guitarist.
Model no B-20 EQ HG
Series Encore series
Color variant Natural
Top select Solid  Spruce
Back/side Hard Cherry
Cutaway/Full body Full Body
Finish HG (High Gloss) custom Polished Finish
Electronic
Brand Fishman Presys
Features built-in Tuner
Volume
Bass
Middle
Trebles
Phase
Notch Filter
Under saddle Piezzo Electric PU

Battery
Output Jack 1/4 & XLR output jacks
Fret-board
F-board wood
No of frets
Position marks
Rosewood / 20, dot marks
Pick-guard Tortoise
Head machines Norman , est. since 1972 - Quebec, CANADA
Body binding White
Nut & Saddle TUSQ by Graphtec
Est. Weight incl packing (Kg) 2.3
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Selection of the Solid Tops and Custom Polished Finishes

The sound of an acoustic guitar depends on the vibration of the guitar's top. Solid tops are made from a very select grade of spruce or cedar harvested from trees more than 600 years old. The tight, straight grain in these woods makes them exceptionally strong in the direction of the grain and therefore able to withstand the string tension. At the same time, these handpicked tops are very flexible across the grain, which allows them to vibrate. A solid top instrument will produce richer sound, more harmonics, and better dynamic range. Virtually every aspect of the sound of a solid top guitar will be superior to that of a similar instrument with a plywood top.

Equally important to the selection of the guitar's top is the material used to finish it. The thick polyester finishes typically found in all but the most expensive guitars negates all of the potential benefit of a solid top instrument. This is why we spend several days applying a very special Custom Polished finish to every Norman guitar. This special finish encourages maximum vibration and therefore, excellent sound. Perhaps even more compelling than the great sound of a solid top guitar with a Custom Polished finish is its capacity to get even better sounding. This is called ageing. The best violins are generally instruments that date back more than a hundred years because these instruments have aged and have become even better sounding over time. The same phenomena exists in solid top guitars. But unlike the great violins, you will not have to wait several decades to hear your guitar at its best. The ageing process in your acoustic guitar begins as soon as you start playing.

Precision Neck Attachment and Integrated Set Neck

The angle of a guitar's neck attachment—often called 'neck pitch'— plays a crucial role in the instrument’s tone. Simply put, if the neck is too far back the guitar will lose its bass and sound tinny. On the other hand, if the neck angle is too far forward the guitar will lose its high frequency and sound muddy. The Norman neck attachment system ensures consistent neck pitch. It also produces the added bonus of superior neck/body energy transfer because the neck is attached to the body wood-to-wood. There is no glue or finish to impede the vibration between the heel of the neck and the guitar's body.

All Norman guitars also include the Integrated Set Neck system, please check how many other brands offering this important features for neck integrity, thu adding extra resistance and reinforcement to the crucial area where the body and top meet the neck. The Integrated Set Neck system allows for more consistent and stable action while significantly reducing warping and twisting of the neck, largely attributed to changes in climate. All models also feature compound curve tops, where the top is arched slightly in the area above the sound hole and levels out in the area around the bridge to further heighten the structural integrity and overall projection. Also, in combination with a compound curve top, the Integrated Set Neck system eliminates downward pressure from the fingerboard on the top.

Back & Sides

The body of an acoustic guitar works in a way similar to a speaker box. In this case the solidtop serves as the speaker and the back and sides play the part of speaker cabinet. The back and sides of Norman guitars are made from a three-part hardwood lamination. This special lamination retains all of the properties of superior tonewoods and provides a solid foundation for the top. Other standard features on all Norman guitars include: high-ratio sealed tuning machines, real wood rosettes, double-action truss rods, custom Tusq nuts and fully compensated saddles by Graphtech.

Electronics

We are pleased to offer Fishman Presys electronic pickup systems as an option in all Norman models. The Fishman Company are renowned for their innovation, build quality and exceptional sound. The Fishman Presys also features a built-in tuner for quick & easy tuning. Fishman combines their acoustic matrix under-saddle pickups with their specially designed preamps that allow easy battery access. Please check the Fishman Presys picture & see the rich features
 
The Norman Guitars distinctively different
than it's sister brands of Arts & Lutherie, Simon & Patrick, Seagull guitars from Godin Guitars factories because of it's the longest time-tested brand since 1972, the set-neck construction, custom polished finishes, the woods selections & the choice of many American/Canadian musician/guitarist.

 
Norman Canada Guitars B20 Encore Series , B-20 EQ HG Norman Acoustic/Electric , Natural
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